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CEO Mastery: Surviving a Startup’s Breaking Points

Open Advice from Former OpenTable CEO and Disney Executive Christa Quarles

Christa Quarles, CEO of OpenTable, speaks to a crowd of entrepreneurs at Spero Ventures CEO Summit.

“Think about the global use cases early so you don’t wind up with legacy challenges.”

“Like a snake shedding its skin, you have to break in order to grow. Find and lean into the breaks.”

“Sell inside as much as you do outside. Our purpose and ultimately our brand is about whether the people inside believe in it.”

“Culture is not free lunch and foosball tables. It’s how people make decisions when you’re not in the room. Culture is the force multiplier for your business.”

Christa Quarles’s presentation video at Spero Ventures CEO Summit



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